The New Orleans Saints are rapidly approaching a new era as a franchise and it’s important they somewhat looking towards the future.
The outlook of the quarterback position for the Saints was greatly simplified during the offseason. Drew Brees announced he was going to return for 2020 after contemplating retirement, but it appears increasingly likely he will hang it up soon.
The main backup in 2019 was clearly Teddy Bridgewater and he chose to depart in free agency for the Carolina Panthers. The Saints then placed a first-round tender on Taysom Hill to deter other teams from trying to pry him away, which he signed.
After Brees retires, the Saints’ only option remaining on their roster at quarterback will be Hill until additional moves are made. With the NFL free agency winding down, the main immediate option to address this need would the 2020 NFL Draft.
When the Saints should select a quarterback is a completely different topic of discussion with a case to be made for really any choice. Some experts like ESPN’s Mel Kiper have slotted them to take a quarterback as early as the first round while others have it occurring in later rounds.
With that being said, there are three major reasons the Saints should consider selecting a quarterback in the NFL Draft.